Everything You Need to Know About BY THE MORNING LIGHT

Hello lovelies! How are you doing? I know, I know, I’ve been pretty quiet over here, but that’s because I’ve been very busy working on the Smoke and Mirrors series. The series is now one book longer than I planned (and three books longer than I originally planned!) and I’m about to get started on the first draft of the second novella, but that’s not what this post is about.

Today is all about BY THE MORNING LIGHT.

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The first novella in the Smoke and Mirrors series takes place in a different city with a completely different cast of characters. I’ve said this before, but it’s worth repeating: You can read this one without reading THE FADING DUSK or THE BURNING CHAOS. You can read it before them, or you can read it after them. You just need to read it before book three (which won’t be out until next year, so you have some time). I won’t say why, so you’ll just have to trust me. 😉

What’s that? You want to read it NOW? Well, I have a special treat for you! BY THE MORNING LIGHT has been posted to WattPad and you can start reading today! The whole novella is there, so you don’t have to worry about getting sucked into the story, only to discover only four chapters have been posted.

Despite this, I am still releasing it on Amazon and Barnes and Noble as both an ebook and paperback. You can preorder the ebook from Amazon. (Paperback and Barnes and Noble links to come!) What’s so special about this version? Well, it comes with an exclusive short story that you won’t be able to find anywhere else. I’m a little bias since it’s about one of my favorite characters, but I think you should read it. 😉

Also, check out the full cover wrap designed by Berto Designs

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Too pretty!

I hope you enjoy BY THE MORNING LIGHT. This is the book I never planned to write and it holds a special place in my heart.

Happy reading!



Yesterday marked the official start of summer, with temperatures nearly reaching 100 degrees! I was off from work and decided to have a lazy day that hopefully didn’t involve a lot of sweating. I found myself sitting in front of the computer, staring at a short story I had started back in December. I closed the document, then reopened it to read it. Closed it again, paused, and then opened it and started writing.

And writing, and writing.

I stopped for lunch, to read, or to play my PSP (told you it was a lazy day), but again and again I found myself drawn to my computer. Even though my computer gets extremely hot, I had my little desk fan on, aimed directly at my face, and I didn’t feel the heat at all. By the end of the night (when I finally put my AC on!), I had written over 5300 words. I hadn’t written any fiction since I finished the first draft of my current WIP (poor, ignored WIP…) back in March, and let me tell you, all that writing yesterday felt pretty damn good. I can’t even share what I wrote with anyone as it involves characters from a book I haven’t even written yet, but I’m determined to get this story done. While I don’t enjoy the heat, I am looking forward to a summer spent sitting in front of my fan, writing!